Victorian Puzzle Purses on the Cylinder Press

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$ 180.00

March 18th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 18th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 18th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Bookbinding meets origami in the Victorian puzzle purse: an entrancing little structure is made from a single sheet of paper. The beauty of this structure is the various layers of printing revealed as it unfolds. Working from a template to help determine layout and design, students will work together with SFCB’s vast lead and wood type and ornament collection to create an edition of themed puzzle purses. Novice and skilled printers and book artists alike are welcome. The instructor will lead students through the basics of letterpress from analog design and typesetting to operating a Vandercook Proof Press, troubleshooting, and finetuning final prints. The day wraps up with everyone learning the folding methods and leaving with a short run of puzzle purses they’ve printed.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Lisa Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at

Past Student Reviews:

“The instructor was beyond excellent. She explained things thoroughly and was very patient with me as a novice.”

“She was superb.”

“I would seek Lisa out as an instructor.” 

$ 180.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States